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Olympus C-8080 LCD wont work

It was working fine no problems at all and now it wont work as a viewfinder or to view pictures. There is power getting to it because if you take the card out it shows a blue LCD screen with the words no card

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Re: Olympus C-8080 LCD wont work

Is the battery setting set to Battery Save mode. If it is then the view screen does not work.

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Re: Olympus C-8080 LCD wont work

Does it display pics off the card or menus, but no "live" views? that is a classic example of a CCD issue, common in the C5050 line due to a bad Sony suppied CCD, Not so common on the 8080 line.

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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